7th April 2015, Ludhiana
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and ICAR-Zonal Project Directorate (ZPD), Zone I, Ludhiana jointly organised an Interaction Meet on IARI – Post Office Linkage Extension Model involving 10 partner Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) of Zone I on 7th April 2015 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
Dr. J. P. Sharma, Joint Director (Extension), ICAR-IARI speaking as Chief Guest, highlighted the present day challenges in extension and emphasised the need for alternate extension models and approaches to meet such challenges.
Dr. K. S. Risam, Director Extension Education, SKUAST-J, Jammu and was the Guest of Honour stressed for effective implementation of the model and proactive role of the partners in experimentation of this model.
Dr. Rajbir Singh, Zonal Project Director, ICAR-ZPD, Zone-I, Ludhiana chaired the event and appreciated the innovativeness of the model and called upon the participants to fine tune the model.
Dr. R. Roy Burman, Senior Scientist, ICAR-IARI briefed the participants about the rationale of the project.
Programme Coordinators and Subject Matter Specialists of 10 identified KVKs of Zone I working under this model participated in the Meet. The participants from the KVKs shared their experiences and feedback about the project activities and contributed in shaping the future roadmap of the model in Zone-I.
The IARI – Post Office Linkage Extension Model is an innovative extension approach for dissemination of agricultural technologies to the distantly located farmers using postal services and involving village post masters, being experimented by the Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. The KVKs are the partners for technology backstopping and providing training to the village post masters and the farmers.
(Source: ZPD, Zone-1, Ludhiana)